In October, Turkish Americans in Boston, Charlotte and Seattle will celebrate Turkish culture, music and cuisine at their annual Turkish festivals, sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation.
In Boston, Turkish culture will be celebrated through a series of events, beginning with the Turkish flag raising ceremony at the Massachussetts State Capital on Turkish Republic Day on October 29, and lasting through December 15. The 19th Boston Turkish Festival titled Colors of Anatolia is organized by the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England-TACSNE and will also feature the 9th Annual Documentary and Short Film Competition and film screenings.
The American Turkish Association of North Carolina will organize the 4th Annual Turkish Festival of Charlotte, featuring music workshops, concerts, and other cultural presentations at a day-long festival on October 25.
Turkfest Seattle, titled Faces of Anatolia, is part of a month of celebrations beginning on October 17 and lasting through November 23. The festivities are organized by the Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington-TACAWA as part of the "Turkish Heritage Month," proclaimed by the Governor of the State of Washington. It will feature Turkfest, the 1st Ahiska Turks Friendship Festival and the 2nd Seattle Turkish Film Festival.
The festivals follow the successful Turkish Heritage Month in Washington, DC, organized in September by the American Turkish Association of Washington-ATADC, which opened with a reception in the U.S. Congress, sponsored by the Turkish Coalition of America.